Discover Abashiri

Famous for drift ice and ice breakers, this city offers many other sights as well. Nature lovers can explore Cape Notoro, Lake Abashiri, and Tentoyama Observatory. The Abashiri Prison Museum is also a must-see.

Things to see and do

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Getting around in Abashiri

The easiest way around Abashiri is on foot, since the major sights and attractions are within walking distance from each other. Though, some sights are located a bit further ahead, where a car or bus might be necessary. If you want to rent a car, the easiest way to do so is to rent a car from Memanbetsu airport. 

 

Getting to Abashiri

Public Transportation:

Travelers who come by train are advised to get off at Abashiri station. From there, many of the sights within the vicinity are a short bus ride away. We recommend syncing Google Maps with our customized map above to get the most up-to-date bus schedules (to do this: click the top right icon on the map to expand and select a route between your destination and your current destination).

 

Valid rail passes:

 

Nearest airport:

The nearest and most convenient airport is Memanbetsu airport. 

  • by car: approximately 25 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 25 minutes

 

Rental cars:

How long to stay in Abashiri

We recommend staying in Abashiri between half a day and one day. 

Seasonal information

Scenic Rides:

Festivals in Abashiri

There are several festivals here throughout the year. Please be advised that the following list is based upon previous entries of those festivals and that the dates might have changed for the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 

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For the exact location of any of the festivals listed here, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.

 

Abashiri Okhotsk Summer Festival

  • Date: July 25th until 28th

  • Time: ??? (Fireworks start at 19:00)

Abashiri Fisheries Festival

  • Date: July 28th

  • Time: 09:00 - 12:30

 

Memanbetsu Summer Festival

  • Date: August 3rd and 4th

  • Time: ??? (Fireworks: 20:00 - 21:00)

Hotels in Abashiri

Flights to Abashiri

Nearest airport:

The nearest and most convenient airport is Memanbetsu airport. 

  • by car: approximately 25 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 25 minutes

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